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. the majority leader. mr. reid: we're going to have one more vote tonight. the next vote will be on sandy and matters related to sandy monday night at 5:30. we expect -- i have spoken to the chairman, new chairman of the -- will soon be the chair of the foreign relations committee, and ranking member corker. we're going to have a vote after the business meeting sometime on tuesday on the new secretary of state. the presiding officer: the question is on senate resolution 16. are the yeas and nays requested? the yeas and nays have been requested. is there a sufficient second? there is a sufficient second. the clerk will call the roll. vote: the presiding officer: are will any senators in the chairman per wishing to vote or wishing to change their vote? if not, on this vote, the yeas are 86 and the nays are 9. two-thirds of those voting for adoption having voted in the affirmative and the resolution is agreed to. [inaudible] the presiding officer: without objection. vote: the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to a period of morning b
year which also provided much-needed relief funds for hurricane sandy victims. that was a bipartisan bill. it was supported by senate republicans and democrats alike. but the republicans in the house regrettably gutted the bill and sent back legislation that explicitly cut out wildfire relief. in that context, let me make one point absolutely clear. this is an emergency. some people have questioned the need for funding and have asked why we wouldn't limit dollars to just hurricane sandy saer kwras like the bill -- hurricane sandy areas. the short answer is it is the fiscally smart thing to do, the right thing to do, and the fair thing to do. this bill is an emergency appropriations bill for all national disasters, not just hurricane sandy. it is our best hope of seeing wildfire relief. i emphatically note that the colorado emergencies occurred before hurricane sandy and the west should not have to continue to wait. very few emergency supplemental bills pass congress. this bill is passing now, and it should include aid for colorado and other states across our country. we as americans,
. it is blowing electronics in your house. we are totally losing out. >> three months after hurricane sandy 1,453 people are still displaced from their home. >> president obama's second inauguration offering some indiana tensionnally hi -- uninl hilarious pictures. there is bill clinton popping his head out he's giving what appears to be a look of approval. >> she does have a beautiful voice. >> after every inauguration comes a celebration. this year was no exception. president obama and the first lady taking center stage. you can see it right there. dancing as jennifer hudson sang let's stay together. >> a man and a woman bravely serving our nation. president obama saying thanks to those heros. >> thank you for volunteering. thank you for stepping up. thank you for keeping us strong. thank you for always makingous proud. i have no greater honor than being your commander-in-chief. >> doug mcelway is live with more on the inauguration. you have had a heck of a 24-hours, doug, working hard. >> i think a lot of us have. it was combed standing out there all day. he paid homage to thomas jefferson
to respond to the shooting spree that killed 26 people, including 20 first graders at sandy hook elementary. the mother of 6-year-old noah positer says she supports a new assault weapons ban. >> weapons designed to inflict as much lethal damage as possible have no place in the hands of civilians. and ought to be restricted to law enforcement and the military. the equation is terrifyingly simple. faster weapons equal more fatalities. >> shepard: that's one opinion. but the father of 6-year-old james matoli or i should say matioli. instead of new laws we need to do a better job of enforcing the ones we already have. >> is one more law, i don't care if you named it james' law, i don't want it i believe in simple, few gun laws. i think we have more than enough on the books. we should hold people individually accountable for their actions and we should enforce laws appropriately. and i would say we are not currently enforcing them appropriately. >> shepard: he got a standing ovation from the audience at the hearing which also includes gun rights supporters and weapons manufacturers. today the ne
. we'll tell you what he's accused of doing. >>> ahead, the victims of superb san -- superstorm sandy -- >>> we'll tell you the >>> that is the sound of cold rain falling in leesburg, virginia right now. it is freezing on some tree limbs and power lines because of the temperature. luckily right now, some of the areas above freezing, but we could see a messy morning commute. >> the black ice will sneak up on you. you never know if there's a spot not so great. take easy. lots of delays today. hopefully that won't be the case for a lot of folks. let's check in with tom kierein. weather and traffic on the 1s. >> it's the elevated surfaces. even though rain is falling, it's freezing up on tree limbs, power lines, the bridges and lamb f ramps, over passes. maybe your sidewalk and front step may be getting icy. in northern montgomery county, panhandle of west virginia. all the areas in pink getting the rain freezing up on elevated surfaces. where you see the green, it's generally above freezing. that includes the district of columbia and areas in the nearby suburbs. much of northern montgome
? yes criminals by definition break the law. what we experienced in sandy hook, did they break the law? of course they broke the law. these 500 individuals who were killed in chicago, they're breaking the law. is one more law, i don't care if you named it james' law, i don't want it. >> megyn: wow. the first we've heard from one of the newtown parents with an opinion like that, we've seen parents come out in favor of gun control, but this is a new and different voice in the chorus. the hearing in hartford is still going on and we're monitoring it and we're going to run mark matoli's remarks as least at this point. and the one saying he thinks it's badly lacking in america today and how it can help prevent future incidents like sandy hook. we're going to run that for you at 1:30 and we're going to have a fair and balanced debate where this goes from here after you listen to mark matioli upcoming. a story in milwaukee also getting attention today as a sheriff there says calling 911 is no longer your best option and he's urging folks in his county to learn how to handle a firearm. coming
the first responders who did what they could at sandy hook elementary. i was called to respond to the bombing of the federal building in oklahoma city. i spent one month investigating that senseless attack that culminated in the death of 160 americans and 19 children under the age of six. i was never the same. it is likely that the victims and survivors from newton will never be the same. do not forget the first responders. they need your help. today, we have a choice. we can maintain the status quo by putting our faith in gunfighters, the good guy we hope will prevail over the bad guy with a gunman, or we remove the obstacles that challenge our crime fighters from preventing them from ever getting a gun in the first place. people who sell guns and encourage you to place your faith in the gunfighters. this is not surprising. the fact that you can work as a fire arm without pausing a criminal background check is a flaw so large that it makes many gun laws meaningless and it distorts the fundamental effect the best of atf and every police department in the nation. as a crime figh
this discussion, i'll just tell you one very personal anecdote. three days before the sandy hook shooting, i was in denver, colorado, on personal business. and i was driving through the denver suburbs, and i passed into aurora rah, colorado, and saw the sign and thought to myself -- as journalists often do -- oh, my god, this just disappeared from our landscape. it happened not that long ago in which a young man, now appears to be utterly deranged, b went into a movie theater and began shooting down people with an assault weapon. and it went away. the not part of the presidential debate, it was not part of the fabric of our lives, it was not part of the daily journalistic diet. so on that wednesday night i e-mailed the producer of the "meet the press" show that was coming up on that sunday in which they would be talking about big ideas that america needs to be thinking about. and i said you should put shooting at the top of the list. we have been through aurora, the sikh temple, the oregon shopping mall, think about this, this is before we got to sandy hook. in newtown. we'd had a time of ab
for victims of hurricane sandy which hit the northeast over three months ago. >>> the pentagon is about to expand its cyber-security force five-fold to meet increasing threats against the nation's computer networks. the expansion would add 4,000 people to a unit that only has 900 employees now. >>> back in 199 the colorado grand jurying worked into the death of. jon benet ramsey looked into the parents on child abuse. >>> grab thinks football has to change because of dangerous hits. he thinks it would be better for players. >> casey anthony has filed for bankruptcy on debts of almost $800,000. she faces three civil lawsuits. most of the money is owed to her defense attorney. >> and sea foam in one coastal town of australia. streets were flood with these bubbles as well as the air. rough water whipped up the foam and brought it on shore. the fluffy stuff was up to ten feet in some areas and made for a few good photo opes. >>> migraine sufferers, listen up. a new treatment is in the works. coated glasses that block wave lengths of light are being developed. most migraine patients are sens
for gun control is a grassroots organization that was formed after the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut, which left 20 children and six educators dead. >>> in advertising banner meant to promote discount haircuts ended up cutting power to thousands of san francisco customers today when it fell from the sky and landed on some pg&e lines. here you can see the banner dangling from the power lines. witnesses say they saw it fall from the back of a small plane and land on the liens around noon. that normally busy intersection was shut down while crews dealt with the situation. >> i saw the plane banner carrying the plane circling. and the banner kind of flailing and drifting. >> power has been restored now to all of the customers affected in the south of market and china basin areas. >>> a veteran oakland police officer shot while on duty last night is expected to fully recover. police say the officer was respond a car crash at the intersection of east 12th and 48th avenue in the fruitvale district. as officers arrived on scene, one of drivers ran off. when they went
be comparable to hurricane katrina were super storm sandy. i'm going to do whatever it can to make sure that doesn't happen. my proposed plant is two tunnels 30 miles long and 40 feet wide designed to improve the ecology of adults with almost 100 square miles of habitat restoration. yes that's big, but so is the problem. the olympics lasted a short while cost 14 million from the same cost project. this project will serve californians for hundreds of years. when you think about california's future, no long-term liability presents its greater danger to our well-being as the buildup of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. the latest report from the world think, carbon dioxide emissions are the highest in 15 million years. the planet could warm by more than seven degrees fahrenheit by the end of the century, an event unknown in human experience. some of you will be around for that. i won't. california is extremely vulnerable because of our mediterranean climate, one cosigned in reliance for so much of our water supply. tipping points can be reached before we know we
the challenges sandy present for our economy, i will not let new jersey go back to its old ways of wasteful spending. we will continue to deal with our problems by protecting the hard work -- the hard earned money. we will not turn back. [applause] host: that as the governor of new jersey. here are comments coming in on twitter. "the biggest problem in new jersey is property taxes which goes to pay high salaries and benefits for teachers and municipal workers." bill says, "the biggest issue is finding a democrat strong enough to run against the defeat krupp bridget defeat gov. chris christie." roger joins is now from tennessee on the independent line -- joins us now from tennessee on the independent line. caller: [indiscernible] -- they just sit home and get get debt. they have become lazy. host: my on our republicans line. -- mike on our republican line. caller: i want to comment on the prescription pills on our state. we have an epidemic in our state where you cannot even leave your home to go to the store. if you leave your house in a war area -- in a rural area, you could go away for tw
sandy relief efforts. we'll have live coverage of the senate when they return at 2:15 eastern here on c-span2. going to take you live next acrosstown in washington to the democratic national committee and their winter meeting about to get underway. they're going to hear from democratic national committee chairman, debbie debbie wasserman schultz. it should get underway shortly here on c-span2. democratic national committee chairman debbie wasserman schultz will speak shortly talking about the democratic party's agenda and challenges ahead for the 113th congress. we'll have live coverage when she gets underway on c-span2. a look at the agenda ahead in transportics with secretary ray a are hood who called on congress to pass a five-year long-term transportation bill. [applause] >> hello, everybody. thank you very much. good noontime to all of you and thank you for including me again in your program. i want to ask all of our dot team gathered for lunch to stand up and be recognized. all dot stand up and be recognized. [applause] thank you all. thank you. i know that trb wouldn't be what it
as republicans here. i sort of feel like this is an effort at a bipartisan -- bipartisanship. i know sandy had to leave. we were talking about the ratings agencies and what debate. reading the executive management report from the ratings agency that also pointed to the congress that one of the reasons -- huge reason for the downgrade, they didn't feel that the congress had the political will to address the spending crisis that we are in either. so that was also a big part of the downgrade of our credit rating. now i think, you know, we are trying to exercise the political will to address our spending by having a budget which you can't really talk about appropriation bills and all of these kinds of things in my mind having this saddam continuing resolutions to fund the government forever is unsustainable. you need to pass a budget to begin with a foundation. >> mr. cole, i also talked to attorneys, our attorneys, some other attorneys, not just on our staff and i tell them, talk to me like i can understand you. because they talk too much legal lease. i ask them, if i get a paycheck in my account
is bringing further misery to families trying to recover from sandy. staten island people who haven't had heat since october are taking refuge in tents. >> you can't describe it. unless you experience it, feel the wind biting at your skin it's hard to explain. >> reporter: and the cold weather is raising concerns about hypothermia at 30 below zero frost bite can happen in five minutes. temperatures aren't expected to rise until the weekend. >> threats north korea has they promise more rocket launches and a third nuclear test. leaders say they are targeting the united states. we are in the washington dc newsroom. >> reporter: officials in south korea analyzed a debrief and said north korea was testing for a missile that could travel 6200 miles which is far enough to reach the west coast. leaders say americans shouldn't be concerned at this point. they say a lot of work has to be done before north korea has the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile . they are angry after the united states supported the un security council's move on tuesday that expanded sanctions against them for
to boehner's defense when he delayed the vote on the sandy, because i said, 64% of that will never be spent for two years. it wasn't for the sandy victims. the budget control act says you cannot put money into the budget without taking something out. but a relief act is not subject to budget control, so the administration dumped on all these things. $15 million to plant tree on private property, 5-point' p billion for army corps of engineers which is in excess of their entire annual budget with no idea where it's going to be spend. mitigating future disasters? so a fact only a small portion of that actually went to sandy victims. what was an example of a profile in courage. why could dewant to put all this pork on here and make the american enemy spend money where we're in a deep hole and that's getting back to, how do we help president obama not become the president that bankrupted america? we have to cut expenses and if we went went around the table and within through the budget, there's many, many things that each of us would not bore roy money from china if they were still lehning it --
for the victims of superstorm sandy. many still don't have enough heat, holes in roofs and walls making small space heaters useless. susan candiotti is in new york and visited some of the folks still struggling. susan? >> don, three months into the cleanup following superstorm sandy, a lot of people are still waiting for repairs, and now they have this wintry blast that's just adding to their misery. now, for some, their heat and power has been turned back on. but for others, well, they're still living with family and friends and still more are living in hotels or apartments being paid for by fema. now, the owner of this house is in a battle with the city. they say it can be repaired. she has other experts telling her it needs to be demolished. she told us how tough it is on her family. >> it's hard. i mean, it's been emotionally hard from the beginning. you first have the shock, and you don't realize what's going on. and then you basically go through the motions of what you need to do and what you have to do and all the red tape. >> i just can't take this anymore. i just want my mom -- i jus
to stop donating money to the scouts. a $50 billion disaster aid measure for victims of hurricane sandy moved toward final approval this evening in the u.s. senate. the house passed the bill two weeks ago over the opposition of some conservatives. they wanted offsetting spending cuts to avoid adding to the nation's debt. democrat tom harkin of iowa is the latest member of the u.s. senate to say he's retiring. harkin announced saturday that he won't seek reelection in 2014. he cited his age: he's 73, and would be 81 at the end of another term. harkin was first elected in 1984. his signature legislative work is the 1990 americans with disabilities act. the city of santa maria in southern brazil was in mourning today for 231 people killed in a weekend nightclub fire. police said they'd detained three people in connection with the blaze and were on the hunt for a fourth. we have a report narrated by neil connery of independent television news. >> reporter: the most painful journey has begun. family after family carefully carry those they lost to the funerals of the nightclub fire victims be
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mostly children were killed in newtown at sandy hook elementary. other police chiefs include oak creek, wisconsin and aurora, colorado where mass shootings occurred. a senate committee will consider policies on wednesday. the national rifle association has vowed to block them. employers may soon have a bigger pool of legal workers to hire from bipartisan group of senators reach deal on immigration reform, deal would award green cards to immigrants w/ advance degrees in some technical problems with the web site. the mayor has named five people to a committee that will narrow the group of applicants. the committee members include a community activist, a church pastor, a long time 7 toward resident. employers may soon have a bigger pool of legal workers to hire from bipartisan group of senators reach deal on immigration reform, deal would award green cards to immigrants w/ advance degrees in math/science/engineering also allow more low-skill workers into country and allow employers to hire illegal immigrants president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton sat together during an in
, sandy levin. interestingly enough, sandy and i actually share act. sometimes you hear the term, reagan democrats. it was from our county. you have two. you have two very divergent beliefs coming out of a county. but one thing that is a very commonality of think of a county like mccomb, is we have budgets. we pass budgets on time. we balance them. we just think you should have a budget. interestingly enough, just before i came here, before we had our vote series, i was doing something i call congress in the classroom where i was going to call it skype, but it's the new technology as uvo. i talk to all these kids in my district, my part of the county, about things that are going on in congress. i was telling them about this particular piece of legislation that was going to come before the congress tomorrow and tell them that the senate had actually not passed a budget in almost four years. they said, how could that be? isn't there anything you can do to force that? i said, we're going to try tomorrow and it's unfortunate it has to come to that. whatever kind of budget the senate would pa
and decided to not have a vote on the sandy relief package. that made house lawmakers angry in the northeast. governor chris christie of new jersey also had some tough words for him. he pulled the proposal because conservative republicans said the bill was loaded with pork with projects not related to the storm and they should've gone through the normal appropriations process. a couple days later, he narrowly hung onto his speakership as 10 republicans did not vote for him. now -- and right after that, they ended up passing a hurricane sandy bill. even that only received 49 republican votes. all that as a backdrop, house leaders last week went to williamsburg to figure out the task force on the debt ceiling on the across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester, coming up. also, at the end of march, we have the continuing resolution, because the senate has not passed a full budget and the two chamber is not agree to a budget, but they have been working off a continuing resolution which funds the government for certain amount of time. it will end on march 27. house leaders tried to put
had a derailment because of it. we had record fires. we had record levels of damage from sandy, $70 billion. if we can't see the downside of spending that money and risking lives for all the changes that are taking place, to agriculture, to our communities, the ocean and so forth, we are ignoring what science is telling us. i will be a passionate advocate on this not based on ideology but based on facts and science. and i hope to sit with all of you and convince you that this $6 trillion market is worth millions of american jobs and we better go after it. >> to my good friend senator barrasso, wyoming is a producer state, new mexico is also a producer state and i found the same experience that senator kerry has talked about in massachusetts, in new mexico, the fastest growing sector these renewable jobs. so i think it's a big opportunity for us. we should be pursuing it. i agree with what he just said and i hope we can work with each other, because we should try to pull together and discuss the facts and really pursue this sector that is going to be so vital to the future and vital
to help victims of sandy. lawmakers new york, new jersey and connecticut say it's urgently needed. sandy hit the east coast last october killing 140 people and destroying homes and businesses. the house passed the emergency relief bill last week. >>> storm victims in new jersey will have to meet new standard when's they rebuild their homes because for the first time in 20 years the federal emergency management agency has updated the flood maps for the jersey shore. that is now a higher risk zone. new jersey governor said that property owners will see a benefit. >> you will see lower insurance costs in the long run. if if run. if you don't meet new stand standards you will be less safe. >> it was the sound of cheering for gay couples in rhode island late last night. the house passed legislation that would allow same sex couples to get married. it's not official just yet. it must go through the senate. right now rhode island is the only state in new england that doesn't allow same sex couples to get marry. >>> the founder of facebook wants to help a friend keep his job as governor. they
in switzerland the new york yankee told the columbus dispatch, i was in new york for hurricane sandy. it needs to be addressed because we're seeing more and more natural disasters each year. it seems like something has to be causing it. i still hate derek jeter as a baseball player even though he was he is from kalamazoo michigan, but maybe i'm starting to like derek jeter the man. shudder. up next, you know a lot of people would say brett erlich has nothing in common with derek jeter. they are, of course, right and will be proving so after the break. >> it's been a hectic week and it's only thursday. here to pull everybody back in line is our own brett erlich. shh, breath's talking now. >> life's a game. sometimes you wish you were the coach of that game so you could take the idiots playing that sit them down next to you and say you're done. first up, north korea you're done testing missiles, not because it's dangerous but because it's annoying. that are you trying to intimidate us? no matter how big your missiles are, it's hard to be intimidated by a country who's other main export is big ch
the columbus dispatch, i was in new york for hurricane sandy. it needs to be addressed because we're seeing more and more natural disasters each year. it seems like something has to be causing it. i still hate derek jeter as a baseball player even though he was he is from kalamazoo michigan, but maybe i'm starting to like derek jeter the man. shudder. up next, you know a lot of people would say brett erlich has nothing in common with derek jeter. they are, of course, right and will be proving so after the break. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate. really? i was afraid you'd have some cut-rate policy. nope, i've got... [ voice of dennis ] the allstate value plan. it's their most affordable car insurance -- and you still get an allstate agent. i too have... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. [ normal voice ] same agent and everything. it's like we're connected.
? >> yeah. i don't dot construction as much as i used to. i have sandy here as my foreman who kind of leads the crew and this is my top crew right here. >> gretchen: you came up with the idea because you actually went on a job and a woman said she'd pay you more if you took off your shirt? >> yeah. i was living in l.a. as a struggling actor and model and this client said, wow. if you take off your shirt, i'll pay you double. and i was like, all right. this could actually be a business. >> gretchen: wow. so you started a business. sandy, before you were checking bags at la guardia? >> yeah. i was checking bags 'cause i love airplanes. i love to be around them and that's what i went to school for. rocket scientist, you can call me. >> gretchen: now you're on reality tv. mike, they call you the brains and muscle of the grew. you're getting a law degree? >> yeah. >> gretchen: gauge, you have been a model for jose cuervo and coke and you're the artist? >> i'm the artist of the group. i also have a nonprofit organization, teach film making to kids. >> gretchen: donnie, the comic relief of the gro
sandy. victims could receive more than $50 billion in federal aid if it passes. president obama says he'll sign the measure which has already passed in the house. some fiscal conservatives could complicate things, saying the bill would add to the national debt. they want spending cuts in other places to offset the money in the package. >>> incredible pictures of a dramatic rescue in australia this morning. a 14-year-old boy was caught in raging floodwaters clinging to a tree. a rescuer was able to get to the boy and after struggling against the current, get him back to safety. there have been more than 20 swift water rescues in queensland. torrential rain caused heavy flooding and cut off roads including highways. >>> baseball fans are saying final goodbyes to a st. louis legend. hundreds of cardinals fans waited in line outside you a church in the city to pay respect to stan the man musial. he passed away saturday at his home in the the age of 92. he spent all 22 years of his career with the cardinals. a private service will be held for the legend tomorrow. >>> we'll get a look at your
spending package on hurricane sandy, the $50.5 billion supplemental package from last fall. is one of the holdovers from the 112th congress. harry reid will need unanimous consent from a publicans. watch the senate on c-span2. on c-span3, the inaugural prayer service. we take you live now to the house floor on c-span. the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. thank you fwod for giving us another -- god for giving us another day. the people's house gathers today after a day of celebrating the greatness of our american experiment of self-government, and as the administration gathers for a prayer even now at the national cathedral, we gather here. -- here to ask your blessing. the difficult work of governing now resumes. bless the members of this assembly with wisdom, patience, and good will as they tackle the ongoing issues challenging our nation. we thank you again for the inspiration of our nation's founders and the legacy they left us with. may the members of this assembly and all americans be
those devastated by superstorm sandy. you know the back story. republicans balked at getting money to disaster victims unless costs were offset. the idea enraged northeast governors like republican chris christie. >> disaster relief was something that you didn't play games with, but now in this current atmosphere, everything is the subject of oneupsmanship, everything is a possibility, a piece of bait for the political game. it is why the american people hate congress. >> today survivors will be watching to see if lawmakers actually vote to send $50 billion their way. our national correspondent jason carroll live in hard hit staten island, new york, where people are desperately waiting for that help. good morning. >> reporter: many go, carol. nowhere can that desperation be felt more than here on hamden street in long island. this was a vacant lot. there was a home here that's been demolished yesterday. the other homes, questions on whether they'll be demolished. workers still working on the house. you can see the yellow sign on this door. so many doors in the neighborhood. con edi
. in any case, this is the fourth school shooting since last month's massacre at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. three of those four on college campuses. casey stegall live now at the lone star college campus and, casey, officials held a news conference a little while ago, yes? >> yeah, shepard. officials with the harris county sheriff's office who tell us that this all went down in between the library and an academic building right back here behind me. investigators and eyewitnesses say reports of up to 8 gunshots were heard. but authorities saying it's way too early to speculate what this argument was about that led to the gunfire. ironically, lone star college here had just rehearsed how to handle an active shooter. just within the last seven days on this campus, we have had three training exercises for faculty and staff on what to do in an event like this. >> sign of the times. police say another person transported to the hospital this afternoon after reportedly suffering a heart attack during all of, this shepard. >> shepard: what a day for those students in the library, cas
money for the hurricane sandy victims, so that's off the agenda for now. anyway, our karen maginnis is joining us now, meteorologist who's probably experiencing one of your busier weeks, so to speak. these pictures are interesting and the ice shoves are interesting but i keep saying over and over, this is deadly stuff. i grew up this in weather and it can kill you. >> yes, it really can and it doesn't take a lot. and we talk about the ice and definitely for people who are going to be driving through tennessee and kentucky and portions of ohio. the ice is the big factor. you can't see it. it's blass ice in a lot of cases. it's moving through fairly quickly, especially across kentucky. by the way, we'll just go ahead and show you what's happening along interstate 65. this is along the blue ridge parkway. this right here is interstate 65. just south of that near elizabe elizabethtown they have a pileup there because of icy conditions. it's become at least aggravating and at best you're going to be slowed down but at worse it could cause quite a few traffic accidents. watch out for that
trying to recover from superstorm sandy. our weather desk says this arctic blast is going to hang on think the weekend. an ice storm could create havoc in iowa, illinois, and northern missouri on sunday. >>> it's been 540 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it pack in the paste is starting to make cutbacks. it was announced they have begun laying off 46,000 contract and temporary civilian employees to cut costs. that's what happens. you cut costs, but you can see how much pain that will cause. >>> our fourth story "outfront," the party of stupid. it's not my word but it is the word at least one republican used to describe his own party. here's louisiana governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate bobby jindal speaking what he sees as the brutal truth last night. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. and i'm serious. it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. it's time for us to articulate our plans and our visions for america in real terms. it's no secret we had a number of republicans that damaged the brain this
in pennsylvania, new york, and new jersey. some superstorm sandy victims there still, believe it or not, don't have basic utilities to keep warm. and the tennessee valley and the carolinas are also on ice. freezing rain is blamed for more than 200 wrecks around charlotte and the airport there had to cancel 100 flights. here's how you can tell it's really, really cold. a polar bear plunge. where people take a plunge in the river for fun, as they say. one was called off in new jersey because organizers said the single digit windchill made it too dangerous. >> cold water is the point, though, right? >> there's cold and there's cold. >> there's cold and there's -- >> that is frigid. the question, of course, is there any warm-up in sight anywhere in the u.s.? >> hi. all right. too cold for a polar bear plunge. that's off the charts. hi, everyone, good rng mo. well, you are freezing from maine to macon, georgia, but there's good news ahead. temperatures really on the aggregate for the country warming up, especially the east coast. but give you a little taste of how cold it is. right now in boston,
that could send billions of dollars in aid to sandy's victims. if passes, states affected could get more than $50 billion in federal aid. some fiscal conservatives could complicate things. they say the bill will add to the national debt. they want spending cuts in other places to offset that relief package. >>> you can expect fewer filibusters in the senate. democrats and republicans reached an agreement wred to curb their use of that delay tactic. the rule changes reduce the number of times minority parties can use filibusters. in return, they have to allow two minority amendments on bills. >>> it is now 6:36. 23 degrees out there. we have breaking news. a deadly shootingment a woman gunned down. we're talking with police. an update on the scene ahead. >>> more snow is inching ever closer to our area. >> that's not good news for a lot of people waking up to roads that look like this one. a sheet of slick snow and ice. we're looking for the problem spots that await you. >>> you remember this wild video? not really wild, i guess. it's real. it was >>> i'm melissa mollet at the live desk. we're
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